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Meet The Visionary Game-Changers, Presented by SAP

Meet The Visionary Game-Changers, Presented by SAP

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November 12th 2015:Slicing the Cost of Sports Injuries: Technology to the Rescue

The buzz: The DL. Sports are big business. Given the power and speed demanded of competitive sports, it’s no surprise that player injuries are rampant and expensive. The average cost of soccer player injuries in 2015 is $12.4 million per team for the world’s top four professional leagues. Any reduction in injuries could translate to huge dollar savings, improved player health and enhanced performance. Is it realistic to hope that innovative injury prevention technology can prevent half of all professional sports injuries - or is it reserved just for wealthy or elite athletes? The experts speak

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Corrine Vitolo

As Founder and CEO of SmartSports, Corrine Vitolo is bringing IoT technologies to the amateur, collegiate and professional sports markets. Sitting squarely at the intersect of sport and technology, she focuses on innovation and solutions for athlete development, recruiting and scouting – special interests include predictive athletic performance and injury prevention. She also serves as strategic consultant to Fortune 50 companies concerning their commercial sports businesses. Corrine is Professional in Residence at Harvard University, a special consultant to the Harvard MBA Business of Sports program, and a Capstone Judge at Babson College programs in Entrepreneurship, Sports and Technology.
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Kathleen Stroia

As Senior Vice President for the WTA, Kathleen Stroia has been responsible for supervising the Sport Sciences & Medicine and Transitions staff and overseeing all departmental functions. She has developed and expanded the department’s individual programs, including establishing standards for tournament physicians, and implementing research projects related to tennis, injury prevention, women’s health issues and new high performance/sports medicine products. She was instrumental to developing and implementing the Age Eligibility Rule and Player Development program initiatives since its inception in 1994. Kathleen earned a B.S. degree in Sports Sciences/Athletic Training, M.S. in Athletic Train
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Puneet Suppal

Puneet Suppal is a seasoned solution strategist with 20-plus years of experience in a variety of industries and in leading global teams. He is an active evangelist for reinventing business models and propagating solutions that recognize the impact of in-memory computing, enterprise mobility, and enterprise cloud solutions. From his nuanced viewpoint on business technology and innovation, Puneet publishes on these topics regularly, and is a frequent presenter at SAP events worldwide. Currently, as a member of the IoT & Innovation team at SAP, he is driving adoption of the SAP platform through co-innovation efforts leveraging the Internet of Things and addressing data problems.
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